While the Maine Jewish Museum remains closed, it is offering a Pop-Up exhibit featuring Carol Eisenberg, together with other artists, showing now through Sept. 12 at 67 Washington Ave., Portland. Viewing hours are Tues-Fri 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sun-Mon by private appointment only. Call Nancy at 207-239-4774. Masks required. (Carol Eisenberg, Fictive Landscapes 001, 2019, Ink jet print)
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BENEFITS

AUGUST 22

Donation Yoga with Goats | Benefit for SeaChange Yoga service classes | 9:30 am | Sunflower Farm, 12 Harmon Way, Cumberland | $15 suggested donation | Pre-registration required | bit.ly/31t89Tj

ONGOING

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” chronicling Lewis’ social activism | PMA Films | bit.ly/31sorvW | All proceeds to benefit NAACP-Maine

COMEDY

AUGUST 14

Cabin Fever: An outdoor comedy show for a socially distant time | Thompson’s Point Brick South | 7pm doors, 8 pm start | $20 | venue limited to 50 | tickets and info at bit.ly/3fdCJ8k

Through AUGUST

Stroudwater Summer Patio Comedy Series | 7pm Thursdays | Stroudwater Distillery | 4 Thompsons Point | $10 reservations | Cocktails and food specials | bit.ly/30JUWGM | Masks required.

DANCE

AUGUST 15

Virtual Dance Party with Slugger and DJ Thunder at Portland Sea Dogs / Hadlock Field | sign up and a link will be sent to you on the 14th | $10 donation to Maine Children’s Cancer Program | bit.ly/3kojJb7

Through SEPTEMBER 10

West African Dance Class, Guinea Style | Edward Payson Park | 700 Baxter Blvd | Portland | 9 a.m. | If rain, class will be online | Wear mask | Sliding Scale | more info and registration at embodytherhythm.com/

ONGOING

Bates Dance Festival, BDF@Home | Archived performances released weekly | vimeopro.com/batesdancefestival/bdfhome | Aug. 11-18 Delfos Danza Contemporanea | Zoe|Juniper | Aug. 18-25 Reggie Wilson, BDF Musicians | Aug. 25- Sept. 1 Robert Moses | Donations appreciated.

FILM

Through AUGUST 29

Moonlight Cinema |  Family film series encouraging discussion on race and representation | Free | Limited space, reservations needed | Thompson’s Point | 10 Thompson Point Road | 7-10pm | thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

ONGOING

“The Fight” | Documentary followed by pre-recorded discussion between ACLU lawyers | part of The Virtual Cinema Series programmed by Frontier, Brunswick | $12 | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films.

“The Rest I Make Up,” about Maria Irene Fornes, Cuban-American dramatist | part of The Virtual Cinema Series programmed by Frontier, Brunswick | $12 | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films.

“The Hermit,” North Pond Hermit documentary | free stream on Vimeo:
vimeo.com/406217619

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” | part of The Virtual Cinema Series programmed by Frontier, Brunswick | $12 | Portion of proceeds will benefit Frontier | go to explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema for information and links to this and other films.

LITERARY ARTS

AUGUST 12

Author Talk with Jaed Coffin, author of “Roughhouse Friday” | hosted by Maine Humanities Council | MaineHumanities.org | 6pm bit.ly/31tJOwL

Susan Minot discusses “Why I Can’t Write” with Elizabeth Strout | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at
printbookstore.com

AUGUST 13

Insider’s Guide to Southern Midcoast Maine | Camden Library Travel Series presentation with Cory King, actor and playwright | librarycamden.org | for Zoom link email jpierce@librarycamden.org | 6pm

“All in This Together: Preserving Maine’s COVID-19 Memories” | Hosted by the Maine Community Archives Collaborative | Statewide Zoom event to share info on the libraries’ projects | facebook.com/events/336017454235159/

AUGUST 17

Diane Cook discusses “The New Wilderness” with Mira Ptacin on Zoom | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

AUGUST 18

Virtual Bedtime Story-time, Maryann Cocca-Leffler reads “The Belonging Tree” with Kristine Lombardi on Zoom | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

The Arts & The Pandemic | Talk with 3 leaders of Maine arts organizations | Co-hosted by PMA | 5-6pm | Facebook: bit.ly/3af5zUQ

AUGUST 19

Virtual Literary Lunch: Stephanie Soileau and Elizabeth Wetmore on “Last One Out Shut Off the Lights” & “Valentine” | 12-1 pm | for more info and Zoom link: portlandlibrary.com/events/

AUGUST 21

Heidi Pitlor and Jill McCorkle, discuss their books, “Impersonation” and “Hieroglyphics” on Zoom | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

AUGUST 25

Virtual Spotlight Lecture: Curtis Sittenfeld discusses her new book “Rodham” | 7-8 pm on Zoom | portlandlibrary.com, click on events | zoom info at bit.ly/3hAPIT0

Author Talk with Patricia O’Donnell, author of “The Vigilance of Stars” | hosted by Maine Humanities Council | MaineHumanities.org | 6pm | Zoom: bit.ly/31tJOwL

Margot Livesey discusses “The Boy in the Field”  with Andrea Barrett on Zoom | 7-8 pm | Hosted by Print: A Bookstore | for more info and Zoom link: events at printbookstore.com

AUGUST 26

Author event with Dr. Julie Suk, author of “We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment” | hosted by Longfellow Books and League of Women Voters of Maine | 1-2pm | Facebook: bit.ly/33M9rvl

Through AUGUST 31

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival celebrating Black illustrators and children’s book authors | Indigo Arts Alliance | beautifulblackbird.com

ONGOING

Be a part of Maine history by contributing your story of life during COVID-19 to the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network | Details and guidelines for story submission on mainememory.net/mymainestories.

MUSEUMS

Through AUGUST

Tate House Museum | 1267 Westbrook St. | Inside/Out Tours | Fri, Sat, Sun through August | $12, $10 seniors, $5 children | Registration, payment 24 hours in advance | call 774-6177 or email info@tatehouse.org | For time slots and info visit tatehouse.org and scroll to Inside/Out Tours.

ONGOING

Maine Jewish Museum Pop-Up | 67 Washington Ave., Portland | Tues-Fri 11-5 | Sat. 11-6 | Sun-Mon private appts only, call Nancy at 207-239-4774 | Masks required.

MUSIC

AUGUST 13

Portland Chamber Music Festival | Summer Festival Online | “Program III : Songs & Stories” | Youtube 7:30pm | Pay what you can | go to pcmf.org/festival for tickets and link info.

Summer Night Series, Janaesound | 317Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth | 7pm | $12, Limited tickets | for tickets and information: 317main.org

AUGUST 14

Conclave, Live streamed concerts from the empty State Theater | Free on Facebook | The American Classic | 8pm | info at statetheatreportland.com/events.

AUGUST 16

Uke Jam with Steve Roy | 4-5 pm | 317 Main Community Music Center | Free, donations appreciated | email amy@317maine.org for invitation | 317main.org for more info.

AUGUST 21

Conclave, Live streamed concerts from the empty State Theater | Free on Facebook | Weakened Friends | 8pm | info at statetheatreportland.com/events.

AUGUST 27

Memere’s Notebook: A Night of Acadian Music with Robert Sylvain | 6-7pm via Zoom | Free | Registration required, limited to 100 | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml for info | or go directly to the registration page.

AUGUST 28

Conclave, Live streamed concerts from the empty State Theater | Free on Facebook | Sara Hallie Richardson w/ Amarantos Quartet | 8pm | info at statetheatreportland.com/events.

PEACE OF MIND

AUG 14 – SEPT 18

Gentle Chair Yoga with AARP Maine and SeaChange Yoga | online | Fridays 8-8:45 am | For more info and to register : bit.ly/2Dzu0Au

Through SEPTEMBER 4

Free Yoga in the Park | at LL Bean Discovery Park hosted by Freeport Yoga Company | Bring mat and block | 8-9am | Space limited | Register at bit.ly/3if0Rt2

ONGOING

Queer Yoga with SeaChange Yoga | Outdoor trauma-informed classes | every Thurs 6-7pm, North Deering | $15 suggested donation | seachangeyoga.org/queeryoga

Community Meal | Free boxed meals | Trinity Lutheran Church in conjunction with Wayside Food Services | every Wed 1-2pm in parking lot at 612 Main St, Westbrook | Please wear a mask.

THEATER

AUGUST 14

“The True Story of Little Red” | Theater at Monmouth Streaming Series | Premieres Aug. 14, available to view through Aug. 20 | $25 suggested donation | for YouTube link, go to theateratmonmouth.org, or bit.ly/2P3okB7

Through AUGUST 17

Sara Juli’s “Burn-Out Wife” | Virtual World Premiere | Streaming Aug. 11-17 | Tickets, PortlandOvations.org

AUGUST 27

“Fool of the World and the Flying Ship” | Theater at Monmouth Streaming Series | Premieres Aug. 27, available to view through Aug. 27 | $25 suggested donation | for YouTube link, go to theateratmonmouth.org.

Through SEPTEMBER 3

“Cupid’s Arrow, A Live Comedy” |The Footlights Theatre | 190 US Rte 1 | Falmouth | T/W/Th 7 p.m. | $20 | Please visit thefootlightstheatre.com

VISUAL ARTS

Ashley Page is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Portland, ME. She holds a BFA in Sculpture and a Minor in Public Engagement from Maine College of Art.

AUGUST 16 

Virtual Artist Talk: John Whalley | 4pm | facebook.com/events/301313870929000/ | “Earth Tones” exhibit showing through Sept 5 | Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St | Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-5.

AUGUST 18

Artist Reception: Ashley Page, “In Memory of Those Taken” | 5-6:30pm | artist talk 5:30pm | Congress Sq. Park | the first of four installations in “Art in the Park Series” | new installation monthly through November.

Through AUGUST

Jane Herbert: A solo exhibition of paintings | Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St, Peaks Island | free | Daily 10-5 | info at 207-712-1097 | richardboydpottery.com/

ONGOING

Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan
| ICA at MECA | 522 Congress St | Open W-F noon to 5 | Register for free timed admission entry: icaatmeca.youcanbook.me/ | through Sept. 12

2020 Vision: Past, Present & Future | Artists’ interpretations of a moment in Maine’s history | On view: creativeportland.com/2020vision | through April 15, 2021.

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | MMPA antidote, mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.